A 16-year-old Tukwila boy was reported missing Wednesday and is believed to be in the Sumner area, according to police.
Josiah Hokanson, 16, left Aviation High School in Tukwila on Tuesday afternoon, telling his family by text that he left school early and would be taking a bus home, according to Tukwila police.
Highline School District spokeswoman Rexanna Graham said Josiah lives in Sumner. Aviation is a magnet school for aviation-themed studies, she said.
“We’re very concerned about Josiah and his family, and we’re helping in any way we can,” Graham said Thursday. “... We just really are holding Josiah and his family in our hearts right now, and hoping that they are able to find him quickly.”
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Cellphone records show Hokanson made it to the Sumner area before sending the text messages, police said.
Hokanson, who is 5 foot 10 and 120 pounds, was last seen in a dark hoodie, a gray dress shirt and gray slacks.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Tukwila police at 206-433-1808 and reference missing person case No. 16-7996.